The 1,000 days between pregnancy and a child’s 2nd birthday set the foundation for all the days that follow.

We lead the fight to make health and well-being during the first 1,000 days a policy and funding priority.


Focus on Nutrition During National Women’s Health Week

By:  Blythe Thomas, Initiative Director, 1,000 Days of FHI Solutions Minerva Delgado, Director of Coalitions & Advocacy, Alliance to End Hunger Not nearly enough time or attention is spent discussing and acting upon when “good nutrition” for an individual should start. The answer? Before the individual is even born. This week is National Women’s Health Week and …

RFP for Government Relations Consultant

Posted Date: May 2, 2022 Anticipated Period of Performance: June 20 – September 30 2022 Proposals Due: May 20, 2022 The Consultant will facilitate engagement with the USG Global Nutrition Community and coordinate with the 1,000 Days’ Initiative Director on government relations. Download the RFP Applicant Background Information

Paid Family Medical Leave Remains Critical for Low-Income Pregnant and Postpartum Women

By: Daphna Dror, PHD, RD The lack of national, comprehensive, and paid family medical leave in the United States has significant consequences for low-income women, especially those who are pregnant or have recently given birth. Many women risk their own or their child’s health to continue working throughout pregnancy and the early postpartum period in …

Three Big Things a White House Conference on Nutrition Must Deliver

Image credit: Diego Cambiaso After more than 50 years, a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health is within our grasp. The first conference in 1969 resulted in some of today’s most critical programs to improve food security and nutrition such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), …